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Deanne Cocktail

deanne cocktail - absolut

Here’s a tasty┬ácocktail I dug up from Gary Regan’s Bartender’s Bible this week. I keep thinking that I’ve done a cocktail with similar ingredients before (maybe gin-vermouth-triple sec?), but I don’t see one on the Recipes page, so I present the Deanne:

Deanne Cocktail

  • in a mixing glass, add:
  • 1 oz vodka (I used Absolut)
  • 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • fill with ice and stir
  • strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  • garnish with a lemon twist*

lemon twist

* I learned my lemon twist method from Robert Hess. Once you cut your twist with your channel knife, wrap it gently around your bar spoon and tighten it up with a squeeze. This will give it a great curl that will hold up on the glass.